Family Events

The DSAGSL plans several family events each year for all ages. Make sure to RSVP so we know you are coming and can plan to have enough food and supplies for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

Let's Play Community Group Meetups

Once Each Month at Various Locations

The Let’s Play community group is for littles around ages 2-12 years old and their families!  They meet every month at a different location in the DSAGSL service area.  Check out their Facebook groups for more details about what’s coming up soon!

Friends For All Seasons Photography Event

April 28th between 11am-2pm | Various Locations and Timeslots Available

Each year, DSAGSL partners with volunteer photographers to take photos of our beautiful community members and then use those photos to create the Friends for All Seasons Calendar. Participants will receive a 15 minute mini-session with a photographer during the timeslot they sign up for, and the photographs are then donated to DSAGSL.  We will use them in the annual calendar, as well as on marketing materials like flyers, social media, and the website.  We will also make the digital images available to families so they can download and keep any photos they would like!  

Choose the park and timeslot that fits best for your family, and bring anyone you want with you to be photographed!  The main goal is get some great pictures of your loved one with Ds, but group pictures of any family combination are also encouraged! 

Metro-East IL Community Group Meet Up

Saturday, April 27th | 10am-4pm 

Treehouse Wildlife Center | 23956 Green Acres Rd, Dow, IL 62022

A fun meet up for the whole family! Join others that live in the Metro East Illinois area and enjoy the Treehouse Wildlife Center “Baby Shower” together.  Meet and feed the animals, visit the vendor booths, grab lunch at one of the food trucks, and spend time with other DSA families! A great event for all ages.  RSVP and DSAGSL will have a goodie bag for you at check in! 

**DSA families will meet at 10am – feel free to can come and go as needed**

St. Charles County Family Meetup

Saturday, May 4th at 10am | Big Joel’s Safari, 13187 State Hwy M, Wright City, MO 63390

Come join the DSAGSL and other St. Charles County families for a walk-through safari park and petting zoo adventure!  We will meet at 10am and then families are welcome to walk together, break off, and stay as long as they like! Cost is just $5 per person – each family will receive one 32oz bucket of feed for the animals. 

This event is currently sold out! Please email if you’d like to be placed on a waiting list. 

DADS STL & DSAGSL Family Day at Suson Park

Sunday, June 9 from 12pm-2pm

Suson Park | 6073 Wells Rd, St. Louis, MO 63128

Join DADS STL and DSAGSL for a fun day in the park with hot dogs, games, and fishing. It’s a free “fish without a permit” day in Missouri so all are welcome to come and fish. The DADS will have the grill going, music playing, and bait for fishing.  PLUS, Suson Park has a great playground and petting zoo! This is event is free for the whole family! 

Jefferson County Family Meetup​

Saturday, August 17 from 10am-2pm

The Gentle Barn | 9171 State Rd Y in Dittmer, MO 63023

Join DSAGSL and other Jefferson County families at the Gentle Barn for a fun visit with the animals!  Limit of 20 families!! 

This event is free.